Habitat for Humanity is a non-profit, ecumenical Christian ministry
whose mission is to partner with qualified families in need and provide
them the opportunity for safe, decent, affordable housing.
Our generous Habitat for Humanity Partner, Rubbermaid of
Winfield, has been a been a great partner for many
years. Each year they supply a backyard shed that is
used during the construction of each Habitat House and
then turned over to the recipient after the completion
of the home. Soon, we we will be selecting that
family for home #16.
Pictured in front of the pickup with the donated
shed from left to right is Curt Freeland, President of
the Ark City Affiliate, David Avery, Cindy Young, and
Ben Byo all with Rubbermaid of Winfield at their local
The work continues on House 15
Mark Bartlett is so fast that it’s hard to
capture him unless you use high speed film!
Mark Bartlett of
“Bartlett Electric” is working on House number
15 and has been the electrician since the
inception of Project Habitat Ark City. Mr.
Bartlett has graciously
donated their time as a way of giving back to
To get a better understanding of what Habitat for
Humanity does, please watch these videos.
2015 Habitat For Humanity
Thank you Cowley College for producing this.
WHAT WE DO
Habitat homes are constructed primarily by volunteers, using
both donated and purchased building materials. It takes
approximately six months to complete a Habitat house.
Our partner families fulfill their required 300 hours of sweat
equity by helping build their home and by assisting with Habitat
fund raisers. Some of our houses are partially sponsored by
churches, businesses, organizations, or individuals.
We sell our houses at no profit, offering our partner families a
20-year, interest-free mortgage. Monthly payments range between
$400 and $450, depending on taxes and insurance. The monthly
payments are then used to help fund the building of more houses.
We also tithe 10% of our income to Mexico Habitat for Humanity
which is normally enough to build one house in Mexico for each
house we build locally. Donations, which are tax deductible, are
Becoming one of our partner families is the beginning of a
long-term relationship with us. To become a partner family, the
Demonstrate a need for better housing
enough yearly income to meet the financial responsibilities
of home ownership
willing to partner with us by providing 300 hours of sweat
equity working on their Habitat house.
Once an application is completed, it is carefully reviewed by
the Family Selection Committee of the Arkansas City Habitat for
Humanity organization and a home visit is made. Qualified
applicants need to be approved by the Arkansas City Habitat for
Humanity Board of Directors.
Mike and the
"baby" of the Segree family, Miley,
break ground together.
Recipients of House 13 breaking ground.
While most volunteers choose to work on-site, there are several
other opportunities for volunteering in our organization. All of
the committees are made up of community volunteers including:
Family Selection Committee
Church Relations Committee
Family Support Committee
Volunteer Recruitment Committee
volunteer, contact us by:
mail, P.O. Box 401
We will provide additional information on opportunities for you
The location of our current worksite can be obtained by calling
the above number. Anyone over the age of 14 can volunteer,
though there are some limitations for volunteers between 14-18
years of age.